As we had previously mentioned, the veteran striker, who is 35 years old, will continue to play for the Blues this Sunday evening (8:45 p.m.), when they compete in the League of Nations in Denmark.
Envoy Special to the City of Copenhagen
This Sunday at 8:45 p.m. local time in Denmark, the Blues will play their final match before the World Cup. Will they do so with or without Olivier Giroud? It is going to be with. Winner and scorer in the match versus Austria (2-0) A number of different sources suggested that Christopher Nkunku was going to start on the attacking front with Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann on Thursday at the Stade de France. As a result, the AC Milan striker was scheduled to take his spot on the bench for the match. As we had previously mentioned, Didier Deschamps has included him in his starting lineup for France’s match on the sixth day of the League of Nations. This will be his 114th selection for the national team of France.
The opportunity for the former inhabitant of Montpellier to score fresh points with a view to a spot in the World Cup, from November 20 to December 18 on the side of Qatar, and… to come even closer to the record of goals scored by a player for the France national team. Giroud is now two lengths behind Thierry Henry, the current holder of the national record (51 against 49).
Five changes, Varane replacing
The rest of the game sees the national coach implement five substitutions, including two that were necessary due to injuries sustained by Mike Maignan and Jules Koundé. They have been replaced in the starting XI by Alphonse Areola and Dayot Upamecano, respectively. Youssouf Fofana, Jonathan Clauss, and…Raphael Varane, who we thought was going to start and wear the armband, have been replaced by Eduardo Camavinga, Benjamin Pavard, and William Saliba. On Saturday, the Manchester native was present at a news conference along with “DD.” However, there are no problems to report. Antoine Griezmann is the leader of the team. Benoit Badiashile, a rookie at age 21, has already written a stunning first. He will continue.
France is currently in third place in Group 1 with five points, and in order to avoid the horrors of being demoted to League B, they need to finish higher than Austria, which currently has four points. Second, the Danes have nine points and yet have a chance to advance to the semi-finals or finals. As a result, they will be eager to win and will be hoping that Croatia will make a mistake (1st, 10 pts).
Areola, Saliba, Umpamecano, Badiashile – Pavard, Tchouaméni, Camavinga, Mendy – Griezmann, Giroud, and Mbappé are the 11 players that make up the Blues’ starting lineup.